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Best Things to Do in Austin

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Cassie's Travel Tips for Austin

What are the best places to eat and drink in Austin?

We looked at many places before we arrived to Austin but some of our favorites are definitely Slab BBQ, Ramen Tatsu-ya, and JewboyBurgers. Slab has the best BBQ we've had by far, Tatsu-ya has amazing flavors, and the owner of Jewboy Burgers is so friendly! The food is amazing, too!!

What are the best things to do in Austin?

Zilker Park. Walk the trails and check out Barton Springs. Rent a kayak or paddle board! Mural hunting Food truck courts We did not get to do this, but there are walking ghost tours where they tell you about the history and haunted tales of downtown Austin. The Driskell Hotel is a neat Austin landmark and centrally located.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Austin?

Fly in and don't drive! 😂 Construction in Texas is a nightmare and parking in downtown Austin is difficult. Austin is spread out so map it out and cover what you can. You definitely need more than a day or two to see the city. Eat all the good food! There is so much to choose from!

Visited Austin in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paige in Austin for Flytographer


Keely's Travel Tips for Austin

What are the best places to eat and drink in Austin?

RamenTsatsuya

What are the best things to do in Austin?

Shop SoCo, go to Zilker, or get out and enjoy some of the nature things in the area (Hamilton pool, Blue Hole, etc)

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Don’t spend all your time drinking on the bar streets! There’s so much other stuff to do and see!

Hometown Shoot in November

Photo Shoot Location: South Congress

Macy in Austin for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for Austin

What are the best places to eat and drink in Austin?

La Tunita 512

What are the best things to do in Austin?

A run on town lake

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Pack light! sneakers and activewear only. There's so much to do outdoors!

Hometown Shoot in October

Photo Shoot Location: Downtown Austin

Macy in Austin for Flytographer


Carli's Travel Tips for Austin

What are the best places to eat and drink in Austin?

Franklin's BBQ. It is worth the wait! If you don't have a few hours to tailgate in their parking lot, consider Loro, a Franklin's BBQ fusion.

What are the best things to do in Austin?

I love renting a paddle board and exploring the creeks of Lady Bird Lake!

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Consider going in the winter! It doesn't get very cold in December (sweater weather) and there is hardly a wait for exciting activities, restaurants and bars!

Visited Austin in July

Photo Shoot Location: South Congress

Natalie in Austin for Flytographer


Holly's Travel Tips for Austin

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Time your road trip so you aren't coming in town right in the middle of rush hour!

Visited Austin in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paige in Austin for Flytographer


Heather's Travel Tips for Austin

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Must see the bat bridge!

Visited Austin in July

Photo Shoot Location: South Congress

Natalie in Austin for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Austin

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Botticelli's is a great restaurant for some amazing Italian food. It's small and very busy so reservations are recommended. Terry Black's BBQ has melt in your mouth brisket. Also very busy and can have a wait time although it moves fast. They do not take reservations. The other top restaurant I would recommend is Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill. Great cocktails and again food is simply amazing.

Visited Austin in August

Photo Shoot Location: Downtown Austin

Paige in Austin for Flytographer


Claire's Travel Tips for Austin

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

We love wandering South Congress when in Austin. Dinner at Guero's Taco Bar (complete with live music), ice cream at Amy's Ice Cream, and just wandering around the side streets looking at the eclectic and wonderful mix of houses and shops.

Visited Austin in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sarah in Austin for Flytographer


Meredith's Travel Tips for Austin

What is your best overall travel tip for Austin?

Lake Austin is SO fun and Dirty Sixth on Thursdays is a great time!

Visited Austin in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paige in Austin for Flytographer


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